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Eighth Michigan Infantry.

Hartranft's Brigade — Willcox's Division--Ninth Corps.

(1) Col. William M. Fenton. (2) Col. Frank graves (Killed). (3) Col. Ralph Ely; Bvt. Brig.-Gen.

companies. killed and died of wounds. died of disease, accidents, in Prison, &c. Total Enrollment.
Officers. Men. Total. Officers. Men. Total.
Field and Staff 4 1 5       21
Company A 1 24 25   20 20 214
  B   19 19   31 31 174
  C 1 22 23 2 21 23 190
  D 2 25 27   17 17 160
  E   18 18   31 31 181
  F 1 19 20   18 18 166
  G   30 30 1 17 18 187
  H 1 16 17   17 17 154
  I 1 20 21   21 21 157
  K   18 18   30 30 166
Totals 11 212 223 3 223 226 1,770

223 killed == 12.5 per cent.

Total of killed and wounded, 783; died in Confederate prisons (previously included), 26.

battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W.
Coosaw River, S. C. 2 Wilderness, Va. 26
Port Royal Ferry, S. C. 3 Spotsylvania, Va. 17
Wilmington Island, Ga. 13 Shady Grove, Va. 2
James Island, S. C. 61 Bethesda Church, Va. 14
Manassas, Va. 8 Cold Harbor, Va. 2
Chantilly, Va. 12 Petersburg, Va., (assault, 1864) 13
South Mountain, Md. 1 Petersburg Mine, Va. 4
Antietam, Md. 5 Petersburg Trenches, Va. 15
Blue Springs, Tenn. 1 Weldon Railroad, Va. 8
Campbell's Station, Tenn. 2 Poplar Spring Church, Va. 3
Siege of Knoxville, Tenn. 2 Fall of Petersburg 5
On Picket, Dec. 9, 1864; Feb. 18, 1865 2 Place unknown 2

Present, also, at Fred'ksburg; Vicksburg; Jackson; Lenoir Station; N. Anna; Hatcher's Run; Ft. Stedman.

notes.--Rightly named “The wandering regiment.” It arrived at Washington, 915 strong, on the 30th of September, 1861. It encamped on Meridian Hill for five weeks, and then went to Annapolis, where it embarked with Sherman's Expedition for Hilton Head, S. C. In the assault on the earthworks at Secessionville (James Island), June 16, 1862, the regiment signally distinguished itself. The brigade — in Stevens's Division — was commanded in that action by Colonel Fenton, and the regiment by Lieutenant-Colonel Graves. Supported by the Seventy-ninth New York (Highlanders), the Eighth gained the parapet of the works by a daring and dashing charge, but was obliged to relinquish its foothold with a loss of 48 killed, 120 wounded, and 9 missing, out of 25 officers and 509 enlisted men engaged. In July, 1862, it moved to Fort Monroe, where it joined the Ninth Corps, in which it fought at Manassas and in all the subsequent battles of the Corps; the casualties at Manassas, including Chantilly, were 10 killed, 56 wounded, and 12 missing. The regiment accompanied the Ninth Corps--Leasure's Brigade, Welsh's Division — in its occupation of Kentucky, the Siege of Vicksburg, the East Tenenssee campaign, and returned with it to Virginia in the spring of 1864. At the Wilderness it lost 11 killed, 80 wounded, and 14 missing. Colonel Graves was killed at the Wilderness; Major W. E. Lewis, at Bethesda Church; and Major Horatio Belcher, at the Weldon Railroad.


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